Occurrence and risk factors associated with toxoplasma gondii infection in patients from selected hospitals in Davao City Philippines.

Amper, John Henry M. and Salibay, Steven Paulo (2012) Occurrence and risk factors associated with toxoplasma gondii infection in patients from selected hospitals in Davao City Philippines. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas.

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Abstract

The occurrence of T.gondii infection was studied in patients from selected government and private tertiary hospitals in Davao City, Mindanao. Ninety-four (94) patients were bio-assayed using LATEX Agglutination test kit to serologically test them for anti-T.gondii antibodies (Ab). The result showed that 34 (36.17%) patients were sero-positive for anti-T.gondii Ab. Among the 51 female infected individuals 20 (39.22%) were pregnant. The occurrence of T. gondii infection was observed to significantly increase (p<0.05) in aged group 21-30, and blood type O. Individuals with normal BMI and those with blue collar jobs and unemployed also showed increased (p<0.05) infection. Cat exposure and sex however, did not show any significant association (p>0.05) with T. gondii infection. In conclusion, T. gondii infection is associated with young adult individuals, exposed to a particular occupation and physiologic condition. Although Toxoplasma gondii infection suggests possible association with particular physiologic conditions, age and occupation, it is recommended that further studies on this aspect be done to provide more basic and clinical research information that would improve health management.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BIO 1174 2012
Keywords: Toxoplasma
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Depositing User: Ivyjoy Viray
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2015 05:39
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 03:37
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/505

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